Is this a good or bad idea? Some of us are more programmer than designer.
its not bad, dont just be a copier! once in a while try and modify something either by adding or removing from the template, not duplicating it color for color, text for text, size for size. OR u can take a course in a graphics software, it will help.
I drift in between the two, but consider myself more ‘programmerish’. Read the book “Principles of Beautiful Web Design”" - Jason Beaired or “Don’t Make Me Think” - Steve Krug and you may turn an elegant designy developer!
Thanks, just what I needed.